Water treatment for a container pond

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Water treatment in a container pond:

  • Use rainwater for your container pond.
  • Tap water contains various additions dependent on where you are in the Country - including chlorine or chloramines.  Reduce these before the plants are added.
  • Or use Chlorine Guard which is an eco-friendly liquid water treatment of the chlorine, chloramines and heavy metals in tap water  harmful to plants, fish and wildlife.
  • Use Chlorine Guard every time you top up your pond with tapwater throughout the season.
  • Include sufficient oxygenating plants in your planting scheme for the size of the container pond so the water will remain fresh and not turn stagnant.

Inhibit algae growth:

  • Barley Bio Algae Control added throughout the Spring and Summer will help inhibit algae growth.
  • Use Barley bio Algae Control - the concentrated liquid water treatment of the barleystraw control used in ponds for many years.
  • Use the Barley Bio liquid before any problem is visible - prevention is better than cure so from 1st March onwards.
  • One 250ml bottle should last one season if you dose with 10ml fortnightly in Spring and Autumn and weekly in Summer when the water is warmest.
  • Stop adding Barley Bio Algae Control when the clocks change again in October.

Chemical water treatment:

  • Please do not use any chemical treatment for green algae or blanketweed.
  • These will inhibit the growth of your pond plants and make your container pond dependent on constant applications of that product.
  • You will have removed the colonies of beneficial bacteria.